City Council Members Fold
Madisonville, TX - Madisonville City Council members voted to lift the 6-month old pit bull ordinance that prohibited new pit bulls and placed restrictions on current owners. Council members scrapped all of Article I and did so despite the fact that Texas is the pit bull killing capital of the nation. Town members are now left with a law that deems a pit bull vicious after a violent or deadly attack and after a new Tanner Monk or Pablo Lopez has been created.
In the instance of Madisonville, it's clear that pit bull advocates did their work well. The only response given about the repealed law was that "it penalized responsible dog owners," according to interim city manager Paul Feazelle.
05/19/08: Roll Call: Texans Killed by Pit Bulls in 2007
05/23/08: Roll Call: Texans Killed by Pit Bulls in 2006
03/13/08: Pro-Pit Bull Advocates Flock to Madisonville Meeting
02/21/08: Madisonville to Stand its Ground on Pit Bull Ordinance
02/17/08: Pit Bulls Banned in Madisonville, Texas